One reporter asked the president what he would do differently if he could turn back the hands of time to the start of his administration. With little pause or reflection, Obama stated that he would have closed the GITMO base in Cuba immediately upon taking office. He stopped short of saying what he would have done with the enemy combatants held there, but a good guess is that he would have let them go. GITMO continues to exist because it has a purpose—to contain the combatants and keep them off of U.S. soil and out of U.S. courts. Until there is a viable alternative to setting them free, GITMO cannot be closed.
Now, some folks look at Obama’s admission and say, How astute--he recognizes his own mistakes. Well, hold up there. Let’s rethink this. Given the magical ability to turn back the hands of time, Mr. Obama indicated he would shut down GITMO rather than alter the circumstances at Benghazi that cost four Americans their lives. When I heard that, I shook my head. In that moment, it dawned on me that Benghazi and its tragic outcome meant absolutely nothing to this president and, given the opportunity to change it, he wouldn’t— fantasy or not. But he would worry about enemy combatants.
A few minutes later Mr. Obama opined that it just might be a good idea if all of the people in the U.S. were required to vote by law, as they are in Australia. He went on to say that if such a law were enacted here, it could be transformative. Now, I don’t know about you, but every time this president uses that word, I grimace because it can only mean trouble for our country. Mr. Obama also failed to point out that North Korea also compels its people to vote, but the outcome of their elections seems to have very little to do with the will of the people .
You don’t have to be a genius to see what Mr. Obama is up to. In the past, the Left has scoured the back streets and alleyways looking for anyone they could haul to the polls for a vote. Actually, in some cases, the individuals did not have to be breathing to vote. Now, thanks to his actions on illegal immigration, President Obama is augmenting the living and the dead with a whole new class of voters—illegal aliens! A law that requires them to vote can only favor those on the Left who are ever-so-willing to buy votes with welfare and hand-outs purchased with taxpayer dollars.
There’s a bit of trickery here, too. Mandating the right to vote is an attempt to make an end-run around the question of citizenship. In other words, if there is a law, and if you are here (no matter what you’re status), you must vote! How will Mr. Obama get around voter identification, which we know he hates? After all, if everyone is required to vote, some form of identification and/or registration would be needed to track compliance. How would you levy fines if you didn’t know who didn’t vote? The Supreme Court might find mandatory voting and fines unconstitutional but heck, the Left needn’t worry. . .the precedence is already in place—Obamacare.
We are at a time in our nation when almost half of the people do not pay taxes and many of them live solely off of the government dole. That number has flourished to its highest levels since Obama took office, and Obama seems to take pride in the fact that it has. The growing number of perpetually poor in the country comprises the Left’s base. Under the guise of liberal compassion, votes are being bought via freebies at greater and greater expense. Once we understand that, we understand why this president is so willing to turn his head the other way and ignore the security of our borders while welcoming illegal immigrants into the country in droves. It’s all about the base.
The president surely showed his hand when he indicated that closing GITMO would be his first order of business and not saving our men at Benghazi. His seemingly impromptu thoughts on voting laws exposed some of the strategizing that must be going on concerning how the Left can give illegals the right to vote without citizenship. Meanwhile, those charged with the sworn duty of protecting our Constitution from those who would attack and dismantle it languish in the halls of Congress and Justice doing virtually nothing. For the most part, they do not agree with the president, but their dissent is overshadowed by their fear of the race card being played. That singular threat may well seal our doom. If the courage to confront Obama’s machinations is not soon mustered, then the ship that is America will surely sail into seas filled with transformative icebergs and we will become as the Titanic, lying in the depths of icy ocean waters.
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